With direct access from many major European airports such as Helsinki, Schiphol and Frankfurt, Norway has become a popular destination for international tourists. Visit Norway is exhibiting at ITB Asia this year, looking to attract travellers with their unique landscapes, adventure tourism and culinary experiences.
One of the ways travellers can experience Norway is by train. The Flåm Railway and Bergen Line offer views of valleys, plateaus, and the vast Hardangervidda National Park. The journey from the mountainous Myrdal station down to the fjord village of Flåm is a visual treat, and travellers can go sightseeing on award-winning electrical boats in the Sognefjord.
From hiking to the Pulpit Rock in Lysefjord to kayaking in the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, travellers can experience unique landscapes firsthand. The city of Bergen, aptly termed the “Gateway to the Fjords,” is a strategic starting point for adventurous travellers, nestled amidst seven mountains and coastal landscapes. Tromsø, the largest city in Northern Norway, offers Arctic adventures, from husky sled rides to the Arctic Cathedral.
Norwegian cuisine celebrates seafood, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. Other typical fare includes crisp waffles topped with local jams or the distinct brown cheese. Norwegian cuisine is known for being quite health-conscious, and visitors can expect dining that is both a tasty and nutritious experience.
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